An analysis of gender pay finds that Provo/Orem has the largest gap between men and women in the entire country.

Wall Street 24/7 says the Provo area is the worst paying for women in the entire country. Why?

Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area
> Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 63.4%
> Median earnings for men: $50,583 (33rd highest)
> Median earnings for women: $32,082 (5th lowest)

The Provo metro area had larger disparities in pay between men and women than any other large metropolitan area in the U.S. While men’s median earnings in the Provo area were $50,583 in 2012, higher than in two-thirds of all major metro areas, women’s earnings were far less. That year, the median earnings for women employed full time, year round in Provo was just $32,082, lower than in nearly all other large metro areas. Women accounted for less than one third of all workers in the area in 2012, much less than their 47% share of the workforce nationwide.

The Ogden/Clearfield area comes in at #8.

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area
> Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 71.5%
> Median earnings for men: $49,879 (41st highest)
> Median earnings for women: $35,687 (35th lowest)

Women’s median earnings in the Ogden metro area were just $35,687 in 2012 , ranking 66th among the nation’s 100 largest metro areas. By contrast, the median earnings for men in the area were nearly $50,000, ranking 41st. The area’s real estate sector was the best paying of any major metro area, with median earnings of $63,963 in 2012. In this sector, too, women were paid far less than men. Women working in real estate earned slightly more than $55,000 in 2012, versus the $81,278 that men earned.

The rest of the bottom-10 cities for women:
  1. Provo/Orem, UT
  2. Baton Rouge, LA
  3. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA
  4. Bakersfield, CA
  5. Augusta, GA
  6. Birmingham, AL
  7. St. Louis, MO
  8. Ogden, UT
  9. Pittsburgh, PA
  10. Bridgeport, CT
On the other side, here are the top-10 best paying cities for women:

  1. Durham, NC
  2. Fresno, CA
  3. McAllen, TX
  4. Albuquerque, NM
  5. Los Angeles, CA
  6. Las Vegas, NV
  7. Stockton, CA
  8. Sarasota, FL
  9. Sacramento, CA
  10. Miami, FL